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Forum: My RV Build Project 07-02-2018, 01:50 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 29,538
Posted By longranger
I still like the method of clamping the two...

I still like the method of clamping the two pieces of longeron angle back to back with the common leg loosely placed in a vise (not clamped in the vise) and applying body weight fore and aft to...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 07-02-2018, 12:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 663
Posted By longranger
South Haven is a neat little town. Next time, try...

South Haven is a neat little town. Next time, try to make time to visit the Michigan Maritime Museum (https://www.michiganmaritimemuseum.org/) and go for a short day sail on the tall ship Friends...
Forum: My RV Build Project 06-18-2018, 07:03 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 60,615
Posted By longranger
I took delivery of the finish kit late Saturday...

I took delivery of the finish kit late Saturday afternoon. On Sunday morning I had an hour or so to get started on unpacking and inventory before getting ready for Fathers Day festivities. So far...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-04-2018, 05:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,169
Posted By longranger
I could be wrong, but I believe that the flange...

I could be wrong, but I believe that the flange with countersunk holes is the standard Vanís flange and is just shown for reference. The smaller flange fits down inside the existing flange and is...
Forum: International 05-13-2018, 07:39 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 589
Posted By longranger
Cool Thank you Mike. We’re in England for another 7-10...

Thank you Mike. We’re in England for another 7-10 days then a few days in Ireland before heading home. I know we are getting to Yorkshire at some point, but some friends of ours from the West...
Forum: International 05-12-2018, 04:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 589
Posted By longranger
Alnwick Castle?

My wife and I are visiting the UK from Michigan, and were at Alnwick Castle this afternoon (Saturday, May 12). We saw an RV(-6 or -7 I think) fly over at least twice. Anyone on here flying in that...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-08-2018, 06:04 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,410
Posted By longranger
You do have buy a cell-capable iPad to have...

You do have buy a cell-capable iPad to have internal GPS, but you do not have to have a cell subscription to utilize the internal GPS.
Forum: My RV Build Project 04-29-2018, 08:57 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 60,615
Posted By longranger
Another 30 minutes in the shop Friday, and I had...

Another 30 minutes in the shop Friday, and I had the right front spar out of the horizontal stabilizer, completing the first "R" in this R&R project. That blinding light in the upper left of the...
Forum: My RV Build Project 04-27-2018, 08:37 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 60,615
Posted By longranger
Thank you Bob. Looking at now, I donít know why...

Thank you Bob. Looking at now, I donít know why there was ever any question about replacing the spars... :o
Forum: My RV Build Project 04-25-2018, 09:36 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 60,615
Posted By longranger
I've had the SB 14-01-31 repair kit for a couple...

I've had the SB 14-01-31 repair kit for a couple of years now, and thought I'd get it installed before attaching the horizontal stabilizer to the fuselage. The number of enlarged holes in the spars,...
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-19-2018, 10:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 681
Posted By longranger
I borrowed a set of steel ones from John...

I borrowed a set of steel ones from John Harmon/EAA Chapter 71 in Bakersfield. (I lived in Tehachapi at the time.) They were the type that need to be anchored to the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-19-2018, 04:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 620
Posted By longranger
This would seem like an excellent 3D printing...

This would seem like an excellent 3D printing project for someone.
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-12-2018, 08:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 807
Posted By longranger
I bent the flange inboard slightly.

I bent the flange inboard slightly.
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-12-2018, 08:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 807
Posted By longranger
I just went through this a couple of weeks ago....

I just went through this a couple of weeks ago. Mine initially fit about like yours. Oddly enough, I also had more trouble with the left one than the right. I had to close the longitudinal angle a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-12-2018, 06:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 646
Posted By longranger
Go to the Tools forum and find the Diplay Options...

Go to the Tools forum and find the Diplay Options section below the list of threads. Find the pull-down menu that says “Last Month”, and select “Beginning”. Then go to the right and press “Show...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-07-2018, 12:17 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,580
Posted By longranger
I couldnít find a good picture of my countersink...

I couldnít find a good picture of my countersink cage, but it is different from yours, having square notches instead of triangles, but the idea is the same. I only assume that one notch is 0.001...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-06-2018, 11:41 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,580
Posted By longranger
Here...

Here (http://mykitlog.com/users/display_log.php?user=longranger&project=2052&category=7845&log=193987&row=5)ís what worked for me depending on sheet thickness and type of dies used (standard, tank,...
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-03-2018, 03:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,120
Posted By longranger
Phillip, I’m only a little bit ahead of you on my...

Phillip, I’m only a little bit ahead of you on my -7, having fit the wings and completed everything the manual says needs to be done with them on except fuel lines and wing root fairings (which come...
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-01-2018, 07:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 901
Posted By longranger
I would think they would have this sorted out by...

I would think they would have this sorted out by now. This Marvel-Schebler float thing has been going back and forth at least since the 1980ís.:rolleyes:
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-30-2018, 08:41 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,981
Posted By longranger
I HOPE I get my RV-7 flying before itís eligible...

I HOPE I get my RV-7 flying before itís eligible for 2Ē numbers....:rolleyes:
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-29-2018, 11:19 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,362
Posted By longranger
I had a friend once who would throttle back to...

I had a friend once who would throttle back to prevent his GROUND SPEED from exceeding VNE. I worked on him for years before I left the area, but I donít think I ever did get through.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-28-2018, 05:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 426
Posted By longranger
Somewhere around 1 psi at about 240 mph. Itís a...

Somewhere around 1 psi at about 240 mph. Itís a square function, so itís only 1/4 psi at 120.
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-28-2018, 05:05 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 7,089
Posted By longranger
I think the ďlongĒ James cowl is only longer...

I think the ďlongĒ James cowl is only longer between the front of the engine and spinner opening, to make room for the horizontal induction, and/or room for diffuser ducts between the cooling inlets...
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-23-2018, 11:45 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 400
Posted By longranger
F-704 Conduit Holes

The last job I wanted to do before removing the wings is to determine a good place to add holes for additional conduit through the F-704 bulkhead. My main objective is to clear the W-716 stick to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-22-2018, 08:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,166
Posted By longranger
Ainsworth Minicipal Airport, et al. All visible.

Ainsworth Minicipal Airport, et al. All visible.
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-22-2018, 01:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 894
Posted By longranger
Thank you Mani. I havenít researched exhaust very...

Thank you Mani. I havenít researched exhaust very extensively (yet), other than Iím fairly sure Iíll go with Vetterman, as they seem to have bolt-on solutions for the common configurations. I do see...
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-22-2018, 01:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 894
Posted By longranger
Thank you Carl. Good point on fresh engine...

Thank you Carl. Good point on fresh engine mounts. I donít mind ďwriting the big checkĒ, as Iíve been ready for that since I started the project, but Iím a very slow worker, and in the case of the...
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-22-2018, 09:58 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 894
Posted By longranger
Thumbs up Thank you Bob. I was wondering if the fit of...

Thank you Bob. I was wondering if the fit of their air filter kit might have something to do with the extra .25 inch on the extension? As I said earlier I will verify with James before buying.

I...
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-22-2018, 09:42 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 894
Posted By longranger
Thumbs up Thanks for photo Mani! If you hadnít mentioned...

Thanks for photo Mani! If you hadnít mentioned it, I wouldnít have looked close enough to notice that it wasnít a -6 or -7 slider. That IS a nice looking combination! Itís very clear on the James...
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-22-2018, 09:30 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 894
Posted By longranger
Thank you Bill, Iím pretty sure about going with...

Thank you Bill, Iím pretty sure about going with the compact hub metal BA prop, but thanks for the heads up in case I change my mind! Also, thanks for the tip on activating the prop pitch. Iím...
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-22-2018, 09:20 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 894
Posted By longranger
Thanks Carl, that makes sense. How consistent are...

Thanks Carl, that makes sense. How consistent are (I)O-360 cases? Ie., could a red tagged case and crank be be used with a prop hub to fit the cowl? I didnít get this far on my HRII project when I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-22-2018, 06:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,466
Posted By longranger
Thank you Bill. I managed to stumble onto that...

Thank you Bill. I managed to stumble onto that fact in my research over the last couple of days, but I did notice that Cleaveland only offers the full set in their online catalog. I should contact...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-21-2018, 10:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,466
Posted By longranger
What are the part numbers for the upper and lower...

What are the part numbers for the upper and lower intersection fairings? I recently received a parts list from Vans for an RV-7 finishing kit, and can't find them in the list. I have a friend with a...
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-21-2018, 08:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 894
Posted By longranger
Cummins Spinner with James Cowl?

I'm planning on an IO-360-M1B (horizontal induction) on my tailwheel RV-7, and I like the looks and the apparent performance gains with the James cowl & plenum, so it looks like the "Extended Cowl...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-28-2018, 08:09 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,117
Posted By longranger
At risk of pushing this thread even further off...

At risk of pushing this thread even further off track, the only mag failure I ever had was one that checked good in the morning but was dead on the next run up that afternoon. I donít recall...
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-26-2018, 11:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,201
Posted By longranger
I used two adjustable stands to keep twist out of...

I used two adjustable stands to keep twist out of the spars. I leveled each cross bar and tightened them in place. Even with the matched hole tooling there’s enough slop to introduce twist in those...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-26-2018, 11:05 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,611
Posted By longranger
That has changed since I received my fuselage kit...

That has changed since I received my fuselage kit in April of 2012.

http://mykitlog.com/users/display_log.php?user=longranger&project=2052&category=7420&log=189934&row=158 (bottom photo)
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-25-2018, 09:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,213
Posted By longranger
I damaged mine in a similar way when final...

I damaged mine in a similar way when final drilling the tank skin to the baffle on my keft wing. A drill stop set very short would have prevented it. I sent photos to Vanís and they told me how to...
Forum: My RV Build Project 02-19-2018, 12:14 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 60,615
Posted By longranger
DR, thanks for the shoutout on the front page...

DR, thanks for the shoutout on the front page today! It moved the motivation meter to the right a notch or two.

PS: I didnít notice the typo until I read it on the front page, but I was in the...
Forum: My RV Build Project 02-17-2018, 11:29 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 60,615
Posted By longranger
Thank you Jereme! This should have happened 2...

Thank you Jereme! This should have happened 2 years ago. There is NO excuse for this airplane not being done, being retired and having a heated hangar less than 30 seconds from the living the room...
Forum: My RV Build Project 02-17-2018, 12:00 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 60,615
Posted By longranger
First RV-Grin From Inside the Future N904KM

I needed to remove the control column to adjust the stick angles, and couldn't reach it from outside the airplane, so I took the opportunity to document the first time sitting in the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-14-2018, 04:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,439
Posted By longranger
Welcome aboard Dale! Hop over to 45G sometime....

Welcome aboard Dale! Hop over to 45G sometime. Breakfast EVERY Saturday, 9:00am.
Forum: Midwest 02-12-2018, 10:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,382
Posted By longranger
Severe CAVU with about minus 2200 ft DA here in...

Severe CAVU with about minus 2200 ft DA here in SE Michigan. Still plenty cold for good braking action on our snow-packed runway.

http://i67.tinypic.com/1jqed2.jpg
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-12-2018, 10:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 668
Posted By longranger
Just figure out some way to hold it still while...

Just figure out some way to hold it still while riveting. Itís nearly impossible to do a good job of riveting if youíre chasing your work across the bench. Here...
Forum: RV-12 02-12-2018, 09:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,957
Posted By longranger
That must be a rite of passage for RV-12...

That must be a rite of passage for RV-12 builders. It happened on our Brighton Build-a-Plane RV-12 last year. The kid that did it got to do the research and figure out how to put it back together. It...
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-08-2018, 10:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,384
Posted By longranger
Is your airplane on a turntable?:confused: Iíve...

Is your airplane on a turntable?:confused: Iíve never seen a turn coordinator indicate a turn when at rest, either powered up or not...
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-03-2018, 09:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,489
Posted By longranger
I used wood spacers from another builder, and my...

I used wood spacers from another builder, and my slots came out 10-15 mils narrower than the spars (slow build -7). However, there is enough flex in the structure that by slightly chamfering the ends...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-19-2018, 06:21 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,417
Posted By longranger
Another approach to the problem...

I just notice a couple of small dings on the top surface of my right wing. I considering these...
Forum: Midwest 01-11-2018, 08:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,127
Posted By longranger
We got into the 50s here today, but it isn't...

We got into the 50s here today, but it isn't going to last long. Back in the single digits tomorrow (Friday) night.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-11-2018, 08:02 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 14,527
Posted By longranger
A friend of mine has "The Other Woman" on his...

A friend of mine has "The Other Woman" on his airplane's cowl...
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-10-2018, 12:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,934
Posted By longranger
Tuckey tanks...

Tuckey tanks (http://napwars.com/RV-8HTML/TankConstr.htm)
Forum: RV-10 01-05-2018, 07:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,006
Posted By longranger
There's no hammering involved in Orndorff's...

There's no hammering involved in Orndorff's method, just body weight over a slightly open vise. my wife held one side down, and I leaned on the other. It was surprisingly easy, and cost $0.00 using...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-04-2018, 11:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,560
Posted By longranger
Thank you Rocky! OAT got all the way up to 12F...

Thank you Rocky! OAT got all the way up to 12F that day. I keep the hangar at 50F 24/7. I raised it to 55 before plugging the wings in but I got too warm and turned it back down. (2 layers, t-shirt...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-04-2018, 10:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,560
Posted By longranger
Getting the wings...

Getting the wings fit.
http://www.kitlog.com/photos/project_2052/full/FP31122017A00051.jpg
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-04-2018, 09:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 647
Posted By longranger
I bent mine my clamping the two longerons...

I bent mine my clamping the two longerons together along what would become the top horizontal legs, and putting the clamped legs in a vise opened just enough for a loose fit, and just using body...
Forum: RV-12 01-01-2018, 06:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,371
Posted By longranger
We havenít seen a 20F OAT for a couple of weeks...

We havenít seen a 20F OAT for a couple of weeks now. Iím very fortunate to have a 34x40 attached heated hangar at home, which I keep at 50F 24/7. I turned it up to 55 the other day to fit the wings...
Forum: My RV Build Project 12-30-2017, 08:43 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 60,615
Posted By longranger
Good to hear from you Bruce! Since that post I...

Good to hear from you Bruce!

Since that post I test fit the flaps, and the inboard end of the lower skins lacked about 1/16Ē touching the fuselage. I had about that much spar stub extending below...
Forum: My RV Build Project 12-29-2017, 02:18 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 60,615
Posted By longranger
I MUST have done something wrong...

...because things rarely work out for me as well as they seem to have for the initial fitting of the wings on my RV-7.

After plugging the wings into the fuselage, putting two 7/16Ē hardware store...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-20-2017, 03:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,155
Posted By longranger
Charlie Flaherty, B-17 waist gunner, Italy, 1944....

Charlie Flaherty, B-17 waist gunner, Italy, 1944. Now 92 years old. The photo was last June at our EAA chapter "Fly a Buddy" day.

http://i64.tinypic.com/2narvw3.jpg
Forum: Tools 11-05-2017, 01:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,483
Posted By longranger
A small lightweight regulator is your friend....

A small lightweight regulator is your friend. Mine stays with my rivet gun. Quickly and easily adjustable as rivet diameter and/or lengths change. Saves lots of trips to the compressor to adjust the...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-13-2017, 11:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,947
Posted By longranger
The purpose of fluting is NOT to square up the...

The purpose of fluting is NOT to square up the flanges, but to make the web flat, and rivet lines straight. You have over-fluted this rib, resulting in that banana shape.

You can use the vice-grip...
Forum: My RV Build Project 08-10-2017, 11:11 AM
Replies: 176
Views: 24,897
Posted By longranger
Clecoing a wing together for the first time is...

Clecoing a wing together for the first time is huge visual progress!
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